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Beautiful beach

Gorgeous beach with nearby toilets and parking, (£4.50 a day) Also The Harlyn Inn just around the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ShezzaT
,
Swansea County, United Kingdom
Quiet destination popular with surfers

We came to Harlyn Bay on a short break, planning to walk the coastal paths. The beach itself is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wildflower26
,
St Albans, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“great beach” (57 reviews)
“car park” (84 reviews)
“surf school” (31 reviews)
LOCATION
Padstow, England
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"great beach"
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"car park"
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"surf school"
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"rock pools"
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"food for thought"
in 9 reviews
"ice cream vans"
in 7 reviews
"body boarding"
in 22 reviews
"burger van"
in 10 reviews
"dog friendly beach"
in 15 reviews
"family beach"
in 13 reviews
"refreshment van"
in 5 reviews
"plenty of parking"
in 14 reviews
"on duty"
in 15 reviews
"beach shop"
in 10 reviews
"safe beach"
in 8 reviews
"lovely dog"
in 5 reviews
"lots of space"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Gorgeous beach with nearby toilets and parking, (£4.50 a day) Also The Harlyn Inn just around the corner if you need a hotel or a meal.

Thank ShezzaT
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to Harlyn Bay on a short break, planning to walk the coastal paths. The beach itself is beautiful, and seemed to be clean and fairly unpolluted, with anemones in rock pools. The first day we were there the sea was bust with surfers,...More

Thank Wildflower26
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good beach for surfing (either watching or doing). £3 to park right on the beach and the cafe shack their does great warm scones with jam and cream.

Thank Ross257
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We used the car park today prior to catching a bus to Padstow. Reasonable price for all day parking, literally just off the beach. Lovely sand and beautiful views of the surrounding coastline.

Thank Kelly1917
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely spot, but why oh why does the owner of the car park think they should put their pricing up year on year by 12.5% when the car park is in a terrible condition with what looks like no investment going in to improve things?...More

2  Thank gpsb2014
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

We visited the beach after randomly picking it out on the map and what a lucky find it was. There is a car park right next to it which was free at the time we visited but I think they charge at other times of...More

Thank heatherdlv
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

We are almost running out of descriptive words to sum up the vistas we have seen on this trip. Harlyn is just one of many must see bays.

Thank Chris F
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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Great place for dog walkers, Harlyn Bay in the winter is the best. Hotel clean and everything u need. Staff and food ok

Thank rainyhall
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Harlyn is one of the best beaches in North Cornwall if not whole of cornwall you will not get better sand anywhere so beautiful views and great surf.

Thank wipeoutt
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Harlyn Bay is beautiful we have been going hete in the summer for 12 years we love it. It's perfect good car park food available on the beach or at the harlyn inn pub, toilets close by. Definitely worth a visit . I've uploaded a...More

Thank MissXT
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